How To Visit Lallybroch From Outlander - The Ultimate Midhope Castle Guide (2023)

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Yes, Outlander fans, Lallybroch is real and you can become the next Lady or Laird of Lallybroch if you wanted too!

Lallybroch is the ancestral castle home of Jamie Fraser. Who is also known as James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser (JAMMF), Laird Broch Tuarach, Alexander Malcolm, Red Jamie, Mac Dubh, The Dun Bonnet and the man of all men.

As a huge Outlander fan myself, visiting Lallybroch was the ultimate experience.

To walk down the same road that Jamie and Claire did in the series and see it for myself really was worth the journey.

In this ultimate guide, I’m going to give you the key to Lallybroch. You’ll get all the details on how to visit, opening times, prices, what Outlander locations there are here, photo tips and more!

Where is the real Lallybroch? Is Lallybroch a real place?

Yes, my friends, Lallybroch from the Outlander novels and series is REAL. The real Lallybroch can be found at Midhope Castle just 30 minutes drive outside of Edinburgh in South Queensferry.

Midhope Castle, Lallybroch or Brach Tuarach, can be found on the wider Hopetoun Estate. This estate is brimming with recognisable Outlander locations and I’ll go more into that later!

You won’t find it on the latest Visit Scotland Outlander Locations Map as it’s not technically a tourist attraction.

It’s a working farm estate with residents living on her property. But, due to the popularity of the TV series and location, Midhope Castle allow visitors seasonally.

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Outlander Gaelic translations;

If you’re curious as to what some of the Gaelic names from the Outlander series and novel mean, I’ve got you covered;

  • What does Lallybroch mean?Lallybroch is the ancestral home of James Fraser and it translates to “Lazy Tower”.
  • What does Broch Tuarach mean?Lallybroch is otherwise known as Broch Tuarach and translates to “the north-facing tower”. So, Laird Broch Tuarach means the Laird of the North Facing Tower. In the book and the series, fans will remember that the tower or Broch is actually round but the door faces North. Unfortunately, you won’t get to see the North facing tower on your visit to Midhope Castle, it was some clever CGI!
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Where is Midhope Castle in Scotland?

Midhope Castle is encompassed by the wider Hopetoun Estate in Queensferry, West Lothian near Edinburgh.

This estate covers a whopping 6,500 acres of land! The listing building can be found in the hamlet of Abercorn.

If you’re on a trip to Scotland, basing yourself in Edinburgh for a few days is most convenient for many of the popular city attractions.

It’s also a great base if you want to visit Outlander film locations like Lallybroch while you’re here. There are heaps around the wider Edinburgh area!

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Midhope Castle history

If you’re wondering about Midhope Castle’s history, it was originally built in the 15th-century by John Martyne. Hewas laird of this castle until his death in 1478.

It was then passed onto Henry Levingstone and eventually owned by Alexander Drummond of Midhope. He was the Master of Work to the Crown of Scotland.

His job was to repair and maintain the royal palaces and castles for Scottish royalty. He lived there with his wife Majorie Bruce.

In the 17th century the third early of Linlithgow, George Livingston, made major renovations to the castle. John Hope then acquired this as part of the larger estate and gave it a facelift adding a courtyard.

By the 19th century, the castle thrived with a community living on the grounds around the castle.Eventually, in the 20th century, the castle fell into decline and is derelict.

It still is abandoned today, but there have been lots of restoration work. Eventually, the Outlander team selected the castle to be Lallybroch!

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How to reach Midhope Castle / Lallybroch from Edinburgh

Midhope Castle By Car: If you’re planning on visiting Midhope Castle self-guided then the best way to reach Lallybroch is by car.

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You’ll need to head to Queensferry and from here, you can head onto the Hopetoun Estate. It’s a massive area and Midhope Castle is located in a remote place. Use the postcode EH30 9SL to locate it!

From personal experience, it’s really easy to get lost around here with winding roads and the signs are small. So, leave lots of time to reach.

Midhope Castle Taxi: You can also organise a taxi here if you choose, but I would highly recommend organising this journey in advance. It’s in quite a remote area of the estate!

Midhope Castle Bus: There really aren’t any accessible public transport options to reach Midhope Castle. The closest you can get is to take the 23A bus service to Abercorn Road and make the 30-minute walk from there on foot.

Midhope Castle on foot: Popular walks around the Hopetoun Estate include the Sea Walk Trail from the Queensferry Bridge, so you can always add on Midhope Castle if that’s what you plan to do on your day out.

Midhope Castle Tour: If walking isn’t your bag and you’re not planning on driving while in Scotland, I would recommend taking an Outlander tour that includes Lallybroch on the itinerary;

Midhope Castle parking and vehicle passes

There is a public visitor car park at Midhope Castle but there are only limited spaces.

You used to require to have a vehicle pass for parking. But, this is no longer required.

If you plan to arrive by minibus with a group, you will need to pay a permit fee of £40. Email for arranging one in advance! Coaches over 16 seats must pre-book in advance and will be given alternate access instructions as it’s a one-way road with limited space.

Midhope Castle tickets

Tickets to enter Midhope Castle are £6 per person and payable in cash only at the Midhope Castle Ticket Kiosk.

As well as selling tickets, the kiosk also sells some cute souvenirs of the castle including magnets and postcards.

Great as a keepsake if you want to take something home to remember your visit to Broch Tuarach!

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Midhope Castle opening times

Midhope Castle is only open seasonally throughout the year. Previously, anyone was able to approach the castle before opening times, but the estate has now installed gates to keep members of the public out.

This is to respect the residents around the area. So, it’s pointless to turn up before it opens. I tried to ask for early permission but was denied haha;

  • 24th December – 30th March: CLOSED
  • 1st April – 31st October: 9am – 5pm daily
  • 1st November – 23rd December: 10am – 3pm daily

Note: there are some days where the castle is closed to the public for safety reasons. Make sure you check the website for any planned closures before you visit on the day.

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What is the best time to visit Midhope Castle

My personal advice would be to get here as soon as it opens, especially in the summer months. If you want a clean photo, this is crucial.

The security guard saw me filming my video and he told me I chose the best time.

Apparently, in the afternoon is when all the tour groups arrive and it’s almost impossible to get a car parking space or a clear photo!

People on tour groups don’t spend long here, so you can just wait patiently for a lull between tour groups if you don’t want an early wake-up call.

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How much time do I need to visit Midhope Castle?

If you just want to approach the castle and take a photo, I’d say you could spend 15 minutes here and many tour groups do rush through. But, if you’re an Outlander fan, I think that’s almost impossible!

One, you’re at LALLYBROCH and it’s almost like an out-of-body experience (lol). Two, you’ll want to take snaps.

So, I’d allow at least 30 – 45 minutes.

To firstly squeal with excitement, explore the castle, grounds and take a trillion photos to make your friends at home jealous.

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Midhope Castle Photography and Drones

Photography is permitted at Midhope Castle and comes included in the price of your entrance fee.

(Video) A walk to Lallybroch: Midhope Castle

Drones are not permitted to fly without prior permission from the Hopetoun Estate.

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Midhope Castle facilities

If you’re hoping for a coffee, cake, or a dram with the Laird of Lallybroch, I’m sorry but you’ll be sorely disappointed.

There is no tea room at Midhope Castle and it’s probably a good job as there are no toilets on site either!

Remember this isn’t a tourist attraction. So, if you think you may need it, I’d pop to the loos before you get here.

If you were after a lovely bit of cake, you can pop to the cosy Stables Kitchen on the grounds of Hopetoun House. Their café is lovely and has some yummy treats on offer!

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Outlander locations in Lallybroch / Midhope Castle & photo spots

Who can forget that emotional moment when Claire says “Take me home to Lallybroch”?!

After ‘The Devil’s Mark’ when Claire narrowly escapes burning at the Witch Trial, Jamie and Claire flee to Lallybroch and away from Castle Leoch for safety.

Here are all the Outlander locations and epic photo opportunities you can get at Midhope Castle.

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1. The path leading to Lallybroch

This is the iconic photo of Lallybroch. We first see this scene when Black Jack Randall and the Red Coats pay a visit in the flashback and again when Jamie returns home with Claire.

If you’re a big Outlander fan, this moment will give you the chills and you’ll really look like the cat who had cream for its supper as you approach!

I was the first one in and practically skipped down the path.

Out of all the photos of Lallybroch this one is my favourite. It’s easier to get a clean photo here as it’s further away from the castle.

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2. The Lallybroch archway

How many times can you count scenes featuring this archway in the series?

Maybe it’s the time when Jamie was flogged here, or when Claire looks out for Jamie who doesn’t come home from the raid with The Watch, or that time when Claire has a flashback of Jamie when she visits in the 60s?

Of course, the Fraser sigil won’t be here, that was installed for the filming of the Outlander series and removed again.

But, it’s still the iconic archway, so this definitely has to be on your photo list.

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3. Lallybroch Castle steps

Up there as a close second with the pathway, has to be these steps! Sitting on the steps where Claire and Jenny sit together was the ultimate fangirl moment.

In the series when we see Lallybroch in the 18th century, you’ll see lots of props to depict a working farm around the entrance.

Wash baskets, barrels, crates, plants, a doocot even with stables. None of that will be here on your visit.

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The scene looks more like the one in series 3 where Claire revisits in the 1960s.

(Video) OUTLANDER Filming LOCATIONS Midhope Castle / Lallybroch / Falkland Village SCOTLAND

Midhope Castle is derelict, so you’ll see the warning signs in the episode like you do on your visit!

As Jenny says, don’t wait for Jamie too long, or you’ll be there a long while haha.

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4. The Lallybroch stables

If you head around the back of the castle, there won’t be much to see. But, to me, this looked distinctly like the scenes of the stables at Lallybroch.

If you remember in the series, we see Jamie shoeing a horse and The Watch set fire to the hay and chaos ensues. But don’t quote me on it!

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5. The Dun Bonnet Cave

Another location that people don’t often hear about is the entrance to the Dun Bonnet cave that was filmed around here.

The interior of this cave was filmed in a studio, but the outside can be recognisable. I didn’t get a chance to visit here, but I’ve heard it’s only a short walk away so its worth checking out.

Apparently, there was a real Dun Bonnet called Jamie Fraser who took part in the rebellion in 1745.

His cave, where he hid out for 7 years away from the British Army, is called the Bonaid Odhair Cave near Inverness. Read more about that here.

Can I go inside Midhope Castle?

Unfortunately, you can’t go inside Midhope Castle. It’s a derelict property and dangerous at the moment to enter. But, if it helps, none of the filmings in Outlander took place inside the castle itself.

All the interior scenes for Lallybroch are filmed inside a film studio.

While I was here, I did see some construction workers heading inside the castle!

So, who knows what developments may unfold!? More filming at Lallybroch? A hotel perhaps? Only time will tell.

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The verdict: Is Lallybroch / Midhope Castle worth a visit?

I read lots of negative reviews about visiting before my trip, but I quite honestly don’t know what people expected.

Jamie isn’t home, it’s abandoned, you have to pay, there aren’t any facilities. But, I still believe it’s worth every penny for Outlander fans. I mean, it’s Lallybroch for crying out loud!

I visited almost every Outlander film location in Scotland on the map and this was one of my top favourites. If you’re here for an Outlander tour, I would prioritise this to the top of your list.

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Is Lallybroch Mill at Midhope Castle?

No, but that is also another amazing Outlander location that you can visit while in Edinburgh! Preston Mill and Phantassie Doocot in East Lothian were featured as the Mill in Lallybroch.

There won’t be any red-haired highlanders about but you can see the workings of a traditional grain mill and see the ‘Outlander’ wheel that featured in the series.

It’s a really informative visit and well worth the journey.

Read more about visiting the Lallybroch Mill location here.

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Where to stay on the Hopetoun Estate

Unfortunately, Midhope Castle is derelict so you can’t stay on the property (yet!) and also Hopetoun House down the road doesn’t have availability either.

But, there are places around Hopetoun Estate and Queensferry where you can stay the night.

Parkhead House, near Midhope Castle, used to be the residence of the groundskeeper of Hopetoun House.

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But, now it’s a cosy B&B which is perfect for Outlander fans to stay around the area. Click here to check availability.I stopped by on my way around the estate and loved their sign where they embrace the Outlander theme.

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Outlander locations at Hopetoun Estate

The Hopetoun Estate is full of Outlander locations that feature scenes from all 4 Outlander seasons to date.

Abercorn Church nearby Midhope Castle plays a part in series 4 when Brianna mourns the death of Frank.

Hopetoun house has over 10 locations including the Duke of Sandringham’s home, his red drawing-room, the entrance to Maison Elise, the stables of Helwater Estate, the exterior of the Earl of Ellesmere’s home, and even the streets of Paris!

You could spend hours here getting lost in its lavish staterooms and grounds.

Read more: Outlander locations at Hopetoun House!

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Looking for more Outlander locations in Edinburgh?

It is definitely worth basing yourself in Edinburgh for a few days so you can visit all the Outlander locations in the area. There are many, so make sure you leave time for them.

Nearby to Hopetoun is Blackness Castle that featured Fort William and Linlithgow Palace that was Wentworth Prison.

Also, Bo’ness railway played a part in the scene where Claire and Frank said goodbye in World War II.

In East Lothian, you can visit Gosford House that featured the Royal stables of Versailles and Helwater Estate.

Roslin Glen and its Gunpowder Mills are featured in series 1 and you can visit Glencorse Old Kirk to see the spot where Jamie and Claire were wed.

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You can visit Doune Castle that featured as the seat of Clan MacKenzie Castle Leoch, Deanston Distillery to see Jared’s wine store in La Havre or Drummond Castle Gardens that were the gardens of Versailles.

In the city centre, there are so many Outlander locations you can visit on the Royal Mile.

You can stop by at Bakehouse Close to see Alexander Malcolm’s print shop, Tweeddale Court where Claire reunited with Fergus, The World’s End where they save Mr Willoughby from a brawl, or have afternoon tea at the Colonnades that featured as the Governor’s Mansion in Jamaica.

Be sure to check out my Outlander walking tour of the Royal Mile here!

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Summerhall featured a lecture room used by Claire where she met Joe Abernathy and Craigmillar Castle was Ardsmuir prison for Jamie and the Jacobite Rebels.

The historic Royal Borough of Culross doubled up as Cranesmuir with the Black Kirk and Falkland village featured as 1945 Inverness.

You can even book a night in the same room as Claire and Frank and pose where the ghost of Jamie stood!

Or, click here to learn How to find the Outlander Witness Trees from Fraser’s Ridge!

If you’re really keen to visit all the locations you can check out my ULTIMATE list of over 90 Outlander filming locations here. Plus, I have a list of Glasgow sites here.

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With thanks to the team at Hopetoun Estate for sponsoring my visit. Although I was a guest, all photos and opinions are entirely my own.

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How do I get to Lallybroch? ›

Midhope Castle Bus: There really aren't any accessible public transport options to reach Midhope Castle. The closest you can get is to take the 23A bus service to Abercorn Road and make the 30-minute walk from there on foot.

What does Broch Tuarach mean? ›

Broch Tuarach is Gaelic, and means "north-facing tower.""Lally" is a old Scots word, and basically means something like "lazy" or "leaning."…

Is Broch Tuarach a real place? ›

Midhope Castle lies just 30 miles outside of Edinburgh and is the real-life location that is used to represent Broch Tuarach (north-facing tower in Gaelic).

Can you see Midhope Castle? ›

Visitors can access the castle but there are a few restrictions and visitor guidelines due to it being located in a busy working area on the Estate. For more information on the castle please visit the website in this listing for full details.

Why is Jamie called Broch Tuarach? ›

However, Ellen did have two children that lived to adulthood – her son Jamie and daughter Jenny – and so Jamie inherited the estate upon his father's death. Named for an old broch on the land, Broch Tuarach means "north-facing tower" in Gaelic.

Can you visit Outlander set? ›

Doune Castle is open for visitors, and you can learn about both the Outlander and Monty Python filming when you visit. It's operated by Historic Scotland, and there's a fee to visit.

What word does Jamie call Claire? ›

Outlander Author Diana Gabaldon Explains Why Jamie Calls Claire "Sassenach" It actually means something less-than-kind.

What does Jamie say in Gaelic to Claire? ›

Dinna Fash (Don't Get Worked Up)

It's something that Jamie often says to Claire, especially when she is getting concerned about things. 'Dinna' means 'don't' and while there's no direct word that works as a translation of 'fash', 'dinna fash' can mean either 'don't get annoyed about it' or 'don't go to any trouble'.

What does broch mean in Scottish? ›

ˈbräḵ, ˈbrəḵ plural -s. Scottish : a luminous ring around the moon popularly regarded as an omen of bad weather. : one of the prehistoric circular stone towers found on the Orkney and Shetland islands and the Scottish mainland and usually consisting of double walls enclosing small apartments about a central court.

Is Murtagh Jamie's father? ›

Murtagh is often mistaken for Jamie's father, but he is actually his kindly godfather. He is not married and hasn't fathered any children.

Is craigh na dun a real place? ›

Unfortunately for those loyal viewers seeking to see Craigh na Dun in real-life, it's a fictional place, so there's not an exact real life location to plan a trip around.

Why do they call Jamie Mac Dubh? ›

Jamie's father's name was Brian (hence, why Claire names their daughter Brianna), and was known as Black Brian. Therefore, that makes Jamie the son of the Black One, or in Gaelic, Mac Dubh.

Does anyone live at Midhope Castle? ›

Midhope Castle was used to house farm workers after the building of nearby Hopetoun House, and in 1851 53 people lived here, but it was later abandoned and is now semi-derelict, although the outside was consolidated in 1988.

Who is the red Jamie in Scotland? ›

Sam Heughan plays Jamies Fraser, the Scottish Highlander warrior and Jacobite nicknamed "Red Jamie", in the time-travelling drama series Outlander.

Can you see inside Balmoral castle? ›

While Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace are owned by the Crown Estate, Balmoral is the Royal Family's private property. As such, only a small number of people have explored the castle in full, although visitors are permitted inside the house's ballroom.

How old is Jamie Fraser when he dies? ›

“He's about 25,” Gabaldon said. It's an interesting response. If you're up to date on the series, then you know that Jamie is not dead at the age of 25.

Why is Claire so much older than Jamie? ›

Claire is about four years older than Jamie in Outlander

She was born on Oct. 20, 1918. It was 1945 when she fell through the stones, and she would have been turning 27 that year. In the show, she has already turned 27 by the time she falls through the stones as the series is set in October rather than May at first.

Is Jamie a virgin when he married Claire? ›

It helps to remember the whole timeline, which is easier when you read the books. When Jamie met /married Claire, he was a 23 year old virgin, and they were together three years before she went back through the stones pregnant with Brianna in 1746.

Where is Aunt Jocasta's house in Outlander? ›

But first the Frasers headed to River Run — a fictional plantation belonging to Jamie's wealthy Aunt Jocasta, who is supposed to live beside the Cape Fear River just outside Cross Creek. In the real world, Cross Creek and nearby Campbellton eventually became Fayetteville.

Is Fraser's Ridge real? ›

So is it a real place? No … but sort of. The scenes at Fraser's Ridge are actually filmed in Scotland, in an area the director says looks very much like North Carolina.

Who owns Midhope Castle? ›

Midhope Castle
Coordinates55°59′31″N 3°29′15″W
TypeTower house
Site information
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What does Dinna Fash mean in Scottish? ›

2. Dinna fash yersel'! To “fash” means to trouble, bother, or annoy. So, “dinna fash” means “don't worry!

What does Jamie say to Claire in bed? ›

Jamie: "Claire, it was you. It's always been you, and it always will be. Get into bed and put the candle out.

What is a Scottish wife called? ›

Scottish Word: Geggie.

What do Scottish call their lovers? ›

Tha gaol agam ort (I love you)

What does Jamie call Murtagh in Gaelic? ›

Following the release of the first episode, fans were quick to share their love for Jamie and Murtagh's friendship. One viewer asked: “What was the word that Jamie says to Murtagh in Gaelic and it's meaning?” Another explained that “ghoistidh” means godfather.

What does Mo Nighean mean? ›

Mo nighean donn (Mo-neein-down) - A Gaelic expression meaning 'My Brown Haired Lass'.

What do Scottish people call kissing? ›

Smourich – A kiss!

What are hillbillies in Scotland? ›

In Scotland, the term "hill-folk" referred to people who preferred isolation from the greater society, and "billy" meant "comrade" or "companion". The words "hill-folk" and "Billie" were combined and applied to the Cameronians who followed the teachings of a militant Presbyterian named Richard Cameron.

What does baw mean in Scottish? ›

BA', BAA, BAW, v. 1. To lull, to hush a child to sleep.

Did Jocasta love Murtagh? ›

Jocasta is Ellen's sister and has loved Murtagh from afar for decades, knowing that he was always in love with another. In the final episode of season four the pair came together, uniting a couple that were never united in the books and setting the television show on a brand new path.

Is Fergus Claire's ancestor? ›

It's possible that Amelie's sister is the one who gives birth to the line that leads to Claire. Fergus will still be an ancestor but not a direct ancestor and that would mean Laoghaire isn't one of Claire's ancestor.

What did Murtagh say to Jamie in Gaelic before he died? ›

During his death scene in the books, Murtagh told Jamie at the Battle of Culloden: "Dinna be afraid, a bhalaich. It doesna hurt a bit to die." Murtagh utters these same words in America during his death scene on the Starz show, bringing the two franchises together.

Where is Fraser's Ridge filmed in Scotland? ›

The wooded area near Doune, known as Hill of Row, is home to the set used for Fraser's Ridge.

Can you visit Castle Leoch? ›

Doune Castle ('Castle Leoch')

The exterior of Doune Castle was used in Outlander as the fictional 'Castle Leoch' - home to Clan Mackenzie in the Scottish Highlands. Visitors to Doune Castle today are invited to explore the 14th-century courtyard, 100ft gatehouse and well-preserved great hall.

Where is Fraser's Ridge filmed? ›

According to Diana Gabaldon, the author of the books the show is based on, Fraser's Ridge is located "up near Boone and Blowing Rock." But scenes set in the U.S. are primarily filmed in Scotland, and Scottish woods stand in for northwest North Carolina for much of filming.

What does Bree mean in Scottish Outlander? ›

“Bree” is apparently a Scots Gaelic word that means “a disturbance.” That's pretty much how I saw Brianna when she first appeared on the show.

What is the Scottish word for Mac? ›

The word 'Mac means 'son' in the Gaelic language.

What did Jamie say to Willie in Gaelic? ›

Q When Jamie was hugging Willie, what does Jamie say in Gaelic? A “Don't cry, my lad, It'll be all right.”

What is the most isolated castle in Scotland? ›

Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland

Eilean Donan Castle was founded in the 13th century but some believe the site could date back as far as the 6th or 7th century.

Is Midhope Castle being renovated? ›

Midhope Castle, which serves as the exterior of Lallybroch on Outlander, has been approved to undergo renovations, The Scotsman reported. Among the changes are access to the interior and the addition of a distillery (!!).

How old is Midhope Castle in Scotland? ›

Midhope Castle is believed to have been built in the mid-late 15th Century (earliest reference 1458) and today stands as a derelict castle on private land on the Hopetoun Estate near the village of Abercorn.

What tartan does Jamie wear? ›

Jamie's plaid is Fraser tartan worn by members of Clan Fraser – you will notice that this tartan has quite muted colours, like browns and greens, and this is from natural dyes in the vicinity of where the Fraser family originated.

Is Jamie Fraser Scottish or Irish? ›


Who saved Jamie from Culloden? ›

Between visions of the fight and narrowly escaping patrolling British soldiers, Jamie was rescued by a Rupert (Grant O'Rourke) and sheltered in a small farmhouse with other injured Scotsmen.

Can the public walk around Balmoral? ›

Overview. Balmoral Castle is open to the public from April to July each year. Group visits can sometimes be arranged outside of that period if the Royal family are not in residence.

Can you sleep at Balmoral Castle? ›

The property provides accommodation for up to six people (eight using the day beds). Visit Scotland 4 star self catering award.

Does the Queen have a house in Balmoral? ›

Balmoral remains the private property of the monarch and is not part of the Crown Estate. It was the summer residence of Queen Elizabeth II, who died there on 8 September 2022.
Balmoral Castle
TypeRoyal residence
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How far from inverness to Lallybroch? ›

How far is it from Inverness to Lallybroch, Cambusbarron? The distance between Inverness and Lallybroch, Cambusbarron is 95 miles. The road distance is 136.4 miles.

What castle is Lallybroch in Outlander? ›

Located on the wider Hopetoun Estate is Midhope Castle, which is the external location for fictional Lallybroch - the Fraser family home. Midhope Castle dates back to the 15th Century and although the exterior is relatively intact, the castle is derelict inside. Plan your trip on the Hopetoun House website.

Can you visit the stones in Outlander? ›

As the stones used in Outlander are a temporary replica constructed for shooting scenes, these themselves cannot be visited, but the filming locations used in the series can be visited, alongside the historical sites of Clava Cairns and the Callanish Stones.

What is the most scenic route to Inverness? ›

Highland tourist route Aberdeen to Inverness

If you're looking for more good places to drive in Scotland, follow the Highland Tourist Route through the heart of the Highlands, passing through the rugged landscapes of the Cairngorms National Park and charming Highland towns.

Is Inverness a walkable town? ›

The city of Inverness may be one of the fastest growing in Europe, but it is still much smaller than many other cities in Scotland and is ideally suited to walking around. Despite this compact size, it is still surprisingly easy to miss things.

How many days are enough for Inverness? ›

Some of the absolute most beautiful and interesting places in the country lie within an hour or two of Inverness and it is so worth planning to spend 2 to 3 days in Inverness is the best idea to get the most out of the area.

What does Lallybroch mean in Gaelic? ›

While the name Lallybroch actually means “lazy tower” in Gaelic, according to Jamie.

Where is Jamie buried in Outlander? ›

Jamie Fraser's grave at St. Kilda is not a true grave, but a headstone planted by Frank Randall (via the Reverend Reginald Wakefield) in the 1960s.

Where is the real Craigh na Dun? ›

The location where they filmed Craigh na Dun scenes is on a private farm a few miles east of the remote village of Kinloch Rannoch in Perthshire. In the TV show, they created their own stone circle using Styrofoam standing stones in a sheltered copse of trees.

Are there standing stones near Inverness? ›

There are lots of standing stones and and stone circles in the Inverness area but none that are called Craigh Na Dun. There is however a standing stone on a hill that overlooks Inverness just as Diana described in her books but the hill is not called Craigh Na Dun it's called Craig Dunain (that's close enough for us ).

Can you tour inside Inverness castle? ›

Although the main castle building is not open to the public, visitors can see the exhibition and enjoy breathtaking 360-degree views of the Highland Capital and the surrounding scenery at the castle viewpoint.

Is Doune Castle worth visiting? ›

Is Doune Castle worth visiting? Doune Castle is definitely worth visiting. The castle features one of the best-preserved curtain walls in Scotland and offers beautiful views from the battlements across the Menteith Hills.

Where is Lallybroch supposed to be in Scotland? ›

Used as Lallybroch (also known as Broch Tuarach), Midhope Castle is a 16th-century tower house located in Abercorn, just west of South Queensferry, on the Hopetoun estate.


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